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." >> panic in russia today as a flaming meteor explodes with the force of an atomic bomb. glass shattering everywhere, walls coming down and 1,000 people hurt, including at least 204 children. in what scientists call a crazy coincidence it happened on the same day they expected another larger asteroid to have a very close call, relatively, with earth. more on that in a moment. first the wild scene in russia. the white hot meteor lighting up the sky at speeds topping 35,000 miles an hour. the traffic camera gives a sense of the blinding light. it's a wonder the drivers were able to stay on the road. the scene creating such chaos some thought it was the end of the world. that was only the beginning. the light sent curious people running to the windows. witnesses described an eerie silence then boom. >> [screaming] >> meet meteorite exploding in the sign sending an atomic shock wave across town. look at how much power it packed. surveillance cameras catch the explosion blowing out a garage door, another camera caught an office window blowing out. that happened over and over in town. watch aga
there in russia. a special asteroid viewing party is planned later tonight here in oakland at the chabot space and science center. they are going to have telescopes to be able to see that asteroid and scientists an astronomers on hand to talk about it. the party starts at 7:00. >> i bet after this meteorite shower in russia, a lot of people are probably going to head out to watch the asteroid. >> and around the world you see all that video coming in now. we'll probably see more. that was coming in screaming at about 33,000 miles per hour and then starts to come apart. but that compression as it's moving through the atmosphere caused that shock wave and all that damage. >> if you are in russia and you don't know what's going on and you see this, you're thinking it's the end of the world. i can see that. the good news this latest asteroid that's supposed to be approaching the earth about 17,000 miles away. that's close but not as close. >> good. >>> around the bay area we are looking at lots of sunshine coming our direction. it looks like high pressure still o
story out of russia. a meteor streaking into the skies over the ural mountains, causing shock waves then injured more than a thousand people. the ural mountains are about 900 east of moscow. this is new video of the events. the meteor which weighed about 10 t, into the earth's atmosphere a speed of at least 33,000 mi. per hour is shattered about 18-32 mi. above ground. of the hundreds that were injured dozens of them were hospitalized. >> you can hear the glass breaking. with this media by blowing up over russia. this happens as a asteroid is going to pass the word. it is the size of a football field. scientists are saying if they do not think the two are related is it is a cosmic coincidence. >> olympic sprinter oscar pistorius has formally been charged with the murder of his girlfriend. here is new video of him in court, where he wept openly as they said they would pursue charges of premeditated murder against him, for the death of his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp. who was found shot and killed in his home yesterday. in a statement just released from the family of pistorius a
than a century to hit the planet. this one crashed in russia. 1,000 people were injured from shards of flying glass and debris. tonight we have learned there was no warning. more on that from nasa in a moment. we begin with kirit radia in moscow. >> reporter: it came out of nowhere. a bright speck in the sky, soon streaking across the horizon, followed by an almost apocalyptic scene. a blinding flash of light, and then all hell broke loose. [ explosion ] dizzying explosions, shattering windows, knocking these office workers to the ground. these students were lucky, protected by curtains from the flying glass. and these men barely escaped the blast. [ explosion ] in the streets -- pandemonium. terrified residents thought the world was ending. people started to panic. somebody screamed, the end of the earth, he says. the chaos of the meteor captured on cell phones and the dashboard cameras of cars, so popular here in russia. the blast was so powerful, it knocked down a wall at this factory. in all, over 1,200 people were injured, mostly from broken glass. 3,000 buildings damaged, over
, u.s. and russia are putting their heads together to find a way to end the ongoing crisis that is taking place in syria. john kerry speaking with russia's foreign minister on the phone today about the best way to use their respective influence. conner powell is live with more details on this important aspect of this story. >> reporter: rush skha is one of the biggest supporters of the assad regime. and secretary kerry has been trying on reach the foreign minister for some time but they finally spoke and secretary of state john kerry agreed too meet in the future to discuss syria. as they were talking the fighting is intensifying particularly around the town of aleppo. they have stepped up their attacks on syrian air bases including two airports. assad military is also responded by shelling several rebel held areas. as the fighting has intensified the israeli military has confirmed that it has taken in 7 syrians injured. these are the first syrians to be treated in israel to be treated with medical help during this entire civil war. u.n. is making a push to o'up talks betwe
from russia, coming up. >>> a lot going on for you on this friday morning. friday, february 15th, a special edition of "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning, thank you so much for being with us. the cruise nightmare is nearing ab end this morning. as thousands of people finally begin their journey home. . >> what a journey. we're in mobile just in front of the carnival cruiseline "triumph." hours ago this cruise pushed by those four tug boats making sure this thing was in line as it pulled here in mobile. a steady stream of more than 4,000 people, finally got off. all relieved to be off the listing, the stinking ship after enduring brutal conditions here for five long days. it was the sound passengers waited five agonizing days for, the horn, signaling the carnival "triumph" had finally arrived in port. cheers ending days of misery. >> happy to be home. >> wonderful to be home. >> passengers headed to a hot shower and warm bed. leaving their well documents vacation from hell behind. many heaping praise on the cruise in the process. >> they served us with smiles and
flared over the skis of russia triggering a shockwave that that you ared over a thousand, the bay area experienced an unusual light show. ktvu's allie rasmus asked nasa about the activity. >> reporter: kids were captivated by the activities, but many parents had questions and concerns about recent cosmic activity. >> it gives you the opportunity to get the big picture and see what is happening out there. >> reporter: first was the asteroid that struck russia creating a sonic boom that injured thousands. later in the day people watched afterroid ad-13 skim by. and mittt minutes after that, a much smaller meteor created a flash seen across the bay area. >> it was a cosmic coincidence. a lot of times they want to know if they are related and i tell them they are not related. >> thee in one day and makes up workmanship if the next one is around corner. >> reporter: three cosmic objects passing by or into earth in one day isn't unusual, but what is rare that they all passed over populated area and were recorded and shared with a worldwide audience. like the video on youtube of yesterday'
will be warming up today. 60s and 70s. >>> coming up on mornings on 200s of people hurt in russia after a meteor slams to earth. we'll show you the incredible video. >>> also a chase, crash, and gunfire on the streets of san francisco over night. we have an exclusive photo of the suspects car. stay with us. >>> a terrifying real-life scene that looks like a science fiction movie. hundreds are hurt after a meet yore slams -- meteor slams into earth. >> reporter: we're live in san francisco where a car thief sets off a police chase but ends in a five-car crash. we'll tell you why one officer opened fire and show you where the bullets landed. >> reporter: we're live here in antioch where a 14-year-old girl was killed as she was trying to cross the street. we'll bring you the very latest on the investigation and what some residents are saying about this very busy intersection. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's friday, february 15th. >>> a russian news agency is reporting that nearly a thousand people were injure
mcclain, back in action, going out on a mission. it takes place in russia. he's trying to make amends with his grown son, jack. he finds himself wrapped up in this plot and they have to fight bad guys and shoot 400 people. take a listen. >> and bruce willis is 79 years old. >> get out of the way! sorry, ma'am. knock knock. >> that's right. rotten tomatoes, the crowd loves this one, 82%. critics, 13% from the critics. but the series has been around since 1988 was the first "die hard." i love bruce willis, i'm going to check it out. yippy kiya, mother russia. >> i'm working on "escape from planet earth," a 3-d animated space adventure. this is a cute movie. it's about a guy or an astronaut, he gets trapped by going to help a known alien -- dangerous alien planet. his brother has to come help him. we're talking about brendan frazier, ricky gervais, sarah jessica parker. so take a listen. >> freeze. >> who's next? >> okay, i love you guys. >> all right. so the good news is, there aren't a whole lot of reviews out there just yet. but there is one quick review that basically says, it's fami
to a completely different space incident happening in russia where you had fireballs streaking across the skyline, crashing to earth after this meteor explodes as centers our atmosphere. the shock wave from that sonic boom shattered windows. look at the pictures. threw people under desks. buckled buildings. injured at least a thousand people. chad myers is here and just so i'm, first of all, crystal clear, because my first thought is this is odd, we're talking about this asteroid shaving -- buzzing past earth and now this meteor, totally unrelated. >> completely unrelated. one from the south. this came in from the north. completely different paths. it just happened to happen on the same day. >> that's odd. >> it really is odd. i know. >> the difference between an asteroid and a meteor is -- >> that it is an asteroid when it hits the earth's atmosphere it turns into a meteorite or a meteor. it hits the ground, it is a meteorite. an asteroid is sitting out there waiting to hit the earth. so it is really this thing was an asteroid. then it turns into a meteoroid when it is going to approach and get
cleanup has begun now in russia after a space rock exploded there on friday. it happened the same day a different asteroid hit earth. could the two be related? we'll talk to an expert about what's happening in the skies. >>> then, a stunning fall from grace for the former mayor of san diego. maureen o'connor was the city's first female mayor. this morning the headlines are about her gambling habit to which she won and lost $1 billion over a decade. her excuse for doing it may surprise you. >>> we do want to begin this morning with that carnival cruise ship. a passenger has filed a first lawsuit against the cruise line company. mark potter is in mobile, alabama, with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. that lawsuit was filed in miami by a passenger from texas seeking damages. she accuses carnival cruise lines of negligence and fraud and says that she was "injured as a result of the unseaworthy, unsafe, unsanitary, and generally despicable conditions in "aboard" the "triumph." a spokesperson says the company has not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment. meantime,
russia. is there a connection? >>> and it's happened. carnival creuise lines slapped with its first lawsuit. >>> and authorities investigate the motive for a shocking killing that could send this olympic hero to prison. >>> first, california authorities say it appears suspected cop killer christopher dorner took his own life, following through on his promise not to be taken alive. autopsy results showed dorner died from a single gunshot wound to the head. dental records do confirm it was his body found in a burned out cabin on tuesday following that week-long manhunts. we will have more on this case and what may have happened to the million-dollar reward, where it's going ahead. >>> half a world away, authorities are looking closely at a possible motive in the horrific killing of a top model who was found dead at the home of her boyfriend, olympic hero oscar pistorius. he sobbed uncontrollably as he was charged with premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. he is now in jail. we'll go to south africa for the latest on the case in a few. >>> president obama
obama on his economic agenda. >>> the cost of next year's winter limbs in sochi, russia, has risen to $50 billion, five times more than originally planned. >>> in moscow, the first capsule hotel is open for business. a night in the sleep box with just the bare necessities goes for $85 a night. >>> back on this continent, the end of an era. the royal canadian mint is no longer making and distributing pennies. the one-cent coin costs 1.6 cents to produce. >>> beer powered beer from alaska. you heard me right. >>> plus, some police officers get the boot for goofing off while on the job. details next. >>> and now to some stories that caught our eye this morning. we begin in south florida where several firings came down after internal affairs video, you have to watch this, caught miami police grabbing coffee and kissing civilians instead of answering emergency calls like this one about an unconscious 5-month-old. >> 5-month-old not alert. [ inaudible ] >> the police department fired these officers for not responding and disciplined several other officers mentioned in the investigation r
today. a falling meteorite. in russia, the trail from the meteorite was seen streaking across the sky about 900 miles east of the moscow. the interior ministry said about 400 people were injured as meteorite fragments caused explosions and damaged some buildings. at least three people have been hospitalized in serious condition. most of the injuries were caused by broken glass. a local official said the meteor shower may be connected to an asteroid passing earth today. >>> and that close encounter with the asteroid happens today in the u.s. the asteroid called 2012 da2014 will zoom pass us. that's below the orbit of satellite. the closest approach by a space raublg like that in more than a century. now, it poses no danger to us, but if it fell to earth, it could explode with the force of an atomic bomb. >>> a day's ordeal has finally come to an end for people on board the cruise ship triumph. nbc's mark porter is in mobile where he watched the ship come in. mark. good morning. what have you been hearing from passengers coming off of that ship? >> reporter: well, we're hearing that the
. in russia the trail was seen streaking across the sky about 900 miles east of the moscow. the interior ministry said about 400 people were injured as meteorite fragments caused explosions in buildings. most of the injuries were caused by broken glass. a local official said the meterier shower may be connected to an asteroid passing today. >>> and that close encounter with the asteroid happened today in the u.s. the asteroid called 2012 da2014 will zoom pass us. the closest in more than a century. it poses no danger to us but if it fell toth it could explode with the force of an atomic bomb. >>> a day's onward deal has finally come to an end for people on board the cruise ship triumph. nbc's mark porter is in mobile where he watched the ship come in. mark, what you have been hearing from passengers coming off that ship? >> reporter: well, they've been moving them out. you can see that the triumph is behind me now. thing, relatively quiet here except for the trains that you can hear but a few hours earlier, things were very busy here. the ship docked about 10:15 eastern time. it took abo
's find the first lady's bangs? a different kind of gold rush in russia. and a spectacular look off the coast of california. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, february 19th, 2013. >>> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. former olympian oscar pistorius back in court this morning and there are new details emerging on the murder case against him. the track star arrived just hours ago for a bail hearing in the south african capital. prosecutors say pistorius fired four shots at girlfriend reeva steenkamp during her bath door last week, the 29-year-old model was hit three times and the bathroom door later broken open. pistorius was arrested thursday and charged with premeditated murder. a sentence capable of carrying a life sentence. defense lawyers say the killing was nut murder. >>> meanwhile, funeral service being held in port elizabeth. it capped six days of dramatic fall from grace for the man known as south africa golden boy. today, major sponsors like oakley and nike are cutting ties with pistorius say they go will no longer use him
. in russia after that meteor that scared the daylights out of every one. >>> and all eyes to the sky, looking for the next close encounter. >>> later on, the spectacular scene in southern california. no one has quite seen anything quite like it. >>> we awoke last friday to the story of that meteor streaking across the russian sky. then we saw the video. thousands of them. and now there are a lot of new questions about whether we're doing enough to be on the lookout for another direct hit with the planet earth. while on the ground, pieces of that space rock are going for a hefty price. the story tonight from nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: after the meteor smashed through the atmosphere, shattering windows in russia, and nerves around the world, it broke into pieces, meteorites. most landed near this frozen lake. the largest piece may still be under water. the search to find them is on. there are reports that residents are trying to sell the meteorites for as much as $10,000. a lot of money for a rock. but things from outer space can fetch a good price from collectors like dave gheesling. >
york. >>> when we come back here tonight, picking up the pieces. quite literally in russia after that meteor that scared the daylights out of every one. >>> and all eyes to the sky, looking for the next close encounter. >>> later on, the spectacular scene in southern california. no one has quite seen anything quite like it. my bad. tell me you have good insurance. yup, i've got... [ voice of dennis ] ...allstate. really? i was afraid you'd have some cut-rate policy. nope, i've got... [ voice of dennis ] the allstate value plan. it's their most affordable car insurance -- and you still get an allstate agent. i too have... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. [ normal voice ] same agent and everything. it's like we're connected. no we're not. yeah, we are. no, we're not. ♪ ask an allstate agent about the value plan. are you in good hands? >>> we awoke last friday to the meteor streaking across the russian sky and then we saw the video. thousands of them. and now there are a lot of new questions about whether we're doing enough to be on the lookout for another direct hit with the planet
cameras of cars, so popular here in russia. the blast was so powerful, it knocked down a wall at this factory. in all, over 1200 people were injured, mostly from broken glass. 3,000 buildings damaged, over a million square feet of glass shattered. many were injured after going to the window to check out the flash in the sky. the glass shatters and bounced back on me. my beard was cut over, this man says. the meteor was believed to be about 50 feet wide, weighing a whopping 7700 ton, about the same as the eiffel tower. it raced toward the earth at ov over 40,000 miles an hour. as it crashed into the atmosphere, it began to break into pieces, causing those booms and sending those powerful shockwaves towards the ground, rocking a zone hundreds of miles wide. the shockwaves causing all the damage. as for pieces of the meteor, one of the bigger chunks landed here, leaving a hole in this frozen lake. tonight, 20,000 soldiers have been sent to help the residents struggling without window. russian television coverage has been going wall to wall with what some said looked like a scene
the major powers, china has a key role to play here. japan, would like to see russia for a more helpful. obviously, the united nations, security council still has a role to play in many issues as it celebrates its next set of actions. but we have to, together, find a way to make sure that the kim family regime doesn't feel invulnerable when it improves its march towards a nuclearized icbm. when it improves its capabilities through provocations to the region. we need, in other words, an offense not just a defense. to put it in a different way. we have to shift from what has been defensive containment that's been very leaky because of cooperation with iran proliferation off the peninsula with the fact we have not stopped this long march to a capability, to an offensive containment strategy where the united states, especially its key allies, south korea and japan, augment in the first instance, a defensive posture, through improved and more integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance through ballistic missile capability, through a readiness to deal with provocations across the
this morning either. >> in russia, it's literally raping from the sky. what we think might be a meteor shower has hit this part of the country. i mean, right now some devastation from what we're hearing. lots of cars with busted out windows and lots of homes with busted out windows. >> at least is always the key word. 250 people injured because they were hurt by that glass, they were cut by all that glass shattering in the midst of all this. this is something you would see out of a movie, but we'll keep an eye on that for the rest of the morning. >> no school for them and they're in the cold right now, which is not good news. >> weird news from space. everyone take cover in you have to today. >>> "world news now" ♪ skinny, so skinny >>> come on, willis. >> skinny in the house! >> all righty. let's get through them. okay, so we all remember the nightclub brawl that chris brown and drake had last june. now the two of them are at it again, but in the courtroom. they have both decided to sue each other, and by the way, the french model, we're not sure if it's a man or woman, is also suing the b
yesterday. if that explosive and damaging strike from a ten-ton meteor in russia didn't get our attention then maybe the close fly by of a large asteroid several hours later did. experts say a direct hit on land would have resulted in catastrophic destruction. so what's being done to identify threatening space rocks? more importantly, do we have the means to intercept them before they hit? the answers aren't exactly reassuring. nbc's michelle franzen has this report. >> reporter: shock waves. today crews in the russian province covered a trail of debris, some 50 acres caused by yesterday's fireball and at a nearby frozen lake searchers collected possible fragments of the meteor. scientists say it exploded with a force 20 times greater than the hiroshima bomb with the earth's atmosphere acting as a cushion. the fireball shattered windows, damaged buildings, and injured more than a thousand people. the biggest bang in more than a century caught scientists by surprise as the world was focused on a bigger asteroid and its close encounter with earth. and overnight in northern california report
to be back in time for the 2014 winter olympics in russia, which begin in exactly one year from today. >>> an estimated 200,000 people joined in the celebration to welcome home the super bowl champion baltimore ravens. looking ahead to next year's cold weather super bowl, the nfl is debunking reports that metlife stadium in new jersey. the league's message, "chill out." pregame and half-time shows in stadium. we're looking forward to that. >>> just ahead, is the star wars franchise about to go the way of jobba the hut. >>> pint-size player around. a preview before you meet him here on "today" show. >>> welcome back on this wednesday morning. watching a lot of clouds in the northwest and just some light rain and showers. not going to pour on you. temperatures in the mid-40s. at least it's not all that cold. a good deal of clouds increasing during the day in southern portions of oregon and california looked okay. a lot of clouds to get rid of early today, especially south of l.a. as we go into thursday, we'll sneak showers further down the coast. l.a., san diego, you're dry, but up arou
. a falling meteorite, in russia, the trail was seen streaking across the countsky east of mos. it caused explosion and damaged some buildings. at least three people have been hospitalized in serious conditions. most of the injuries were caused by broken glass. the meteorite may be connected with the asteroid closer to earth today. the asteroid called da-14 will zoom past us below the orbit of satellite. the closest approach in more than a century. it poses no danger to us. >>> days-long ordeal has finally come to an end for the 4200 aboard the carnival cruise ship "triumph." nbc's mark potter is in mobile where he watched the ship come in. mark, good morning, what did you hear from passengers coming off of that ship last night. >> reporter: the passengers said they're very glad to be off that ship and on terra firma. most said the living conditions, sanitary conditions, grew possibly worst and became unbearable. some said they were most worried, though, early on, at the time of the fire, because they just didn't know how bad it was. they weren't informed. they didn't know to the degree t
. that video of a meteorite coming out of russia, absolutely incredible and frightening. >> this is the kind of thing you expect to see in a weird movie. you can see that meteorite as it's burning, as it streaks across the skies. that's over the euro mountains overnight. about 900 miles east of moscow. seconds later you can hear that loud explosion. >> unfortunately there's been some injuries this morning. let's get to duncan this morning in london. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. this was up close and big. russia's academy of is russia's sciences said it was ten tons and traveled at3,000 miles an hour. no wonder people were panicking. so streaking across the early morning fire, a burst of light and an explosion of sound. these unverified pictures show the close shave with a meteorite. locals heard and felt the shock wave of it passing. on the ground, people stunned and unsure of what they had seen were left staring at the thick trail. this man said it lasted three, maybe four seconds. more than 400 are reported injured, many hurt by broken glass. windows popped out
say, but with the same message. >> i think that the meteor incident in russia is a wake-up call especially when one considers it arrived at the exact same time, the exact same day as the asteroid fly-by. so i think that we're really becoming very aware that we are in jeopardy from these types of collisions. >> reporter: aware, but how well is the world prepared? nasa budgeted $20 million last year to look for objects that may hit the earth but some scientists say more money should be spent on detection and ways to avoid a possible collision. >> we've gotten very good at finding the big things, the kilometer sized objects. we're working down to smaller objects. but there's many more of the small objects like these than there are of the big ones. >> i'd say the appropriate technology for deflecting a dangerous asteroid could possibly be a nuclear bomb, but the key is catching and detecting the objects early. >> reporter: experts say that friday's blast could have killed thousands of people had the meteor landed in the middle of a large city, a reminder they say that even smaller o
of your hair? >> i can do this. this is all mine. >>> and that meteor that fell last week in russia is sparking a modern-day gold rush. pieces of the rock are popping up online for thousands of dollars. some say the chunks could be worth $2200 per gram. that's more than 40 times the current cost of gold. speaking of money, now over to wall street. the dow opened at 13,981 after adding 8 points before the holiday weekend. the s&p is down a point and the nasdaq lost 6. overseas, the nikkei fell 35 points while the hang seng dropped 238. >>> investors have returned from the holidays to another corporate marriage in the works. office max and office depot are close to announcing a deal to join forces as early as this week. >>> on the earnings front, analysts expect lower profits from dell's fourth quarter results after the bell today. however, bad news could be far for advocates of a looming buyout between michael dell and silver lake private equity. >>> a 75-year-old indiana farmer and agri giant monsanto. the company is suing over patent infridge -- infringement over soybeans he bought
. >>> and the meteor that fell in russia sparking a gold rush. the chunks could be worth $2200 per gram, more than 40 times the current cost of gold. >>> and speaking of money, the dow opening at 13,981 after adding eight points before the holiday weekend. the s&p down eight points, the nikkei adding six. >>> after last week's flurry of mergers, the investors show that another corporate marriage is in the work works. office max and office depot could join forces earlier this week. >>> and the fourth quarter results after the bell, today, the bad news could be good for advocates of the looming buyout between del and equity. >>> and agra giant, company is suing bowman for $80,000, claiming patent infringement regarding soy beans he purchased from a source. >>> and hacking burger king, somebody posted profanity. no word on who hacked the account. but burger king took it in stride. interesting day, but we're back, welcome to the new followers. >>> this afternoon, boeing's engineers expected to reject a contract from management in the move that could result in a strike from 20,000 workers. they're under t
russia. extraordinary video coming in all night from cameras across the impact zone. >>> breaking overnight, sounds of joy. the crippled cruise ship finally arrived, as harried passengers run off and kiss the ground. we'll show you the incredible video from onboard the carnival "triumph," as things went from bad to worse, as we talk live to the passengers. >>> also breaking this morning, olympic hero, oscar pistorius, holds his head in his hands, weeping in court. charged with the murder of his model girlfriend. as cops hold what may be the gun he used to shoot her. >>> we're going to have a baby. >> and special delivery. the street buried in two feet of snow after the massive storm. the mom who couldn't wait for the plows. her whole neighborhood pulling her on a sled to get to the hospital. get ready to meet the miracle blizzard baby. >>> and good morning, america. happy friday to robin, heading into her last weekend before it's back to work. just five more days. >> a long weekend. >> great to have elizabeth vargas here. and a whole lot happened while all of you were sleeping. th
. the streaking the right exploded over the mountains in russia early today, injuring more than 1,000 people. solid glass or the force of an atomic bomb wrecked building facades and blew out windows. the meteor estimated to be approximately 10 tons in weight, about 50 feet wide coming into the earth's atmosphere at a hypersonic speed of 303,000 miles-per-hour shattering into pieces about 30 miles above ground. one of those pieces eventually plunged -- plus a circular hole, as you see there, frozen over a lake. experts saying there were no surprise that the pieces are not tracked by radar because those pieces were very small, by the time they hit the earth. meanwhile, scientists estimate that the asteroid half the size of a football field when approximately 143,000 tons approached our planet from the opposite direction as the path of the media and then hurtled past earth. heavier 17,000 miles above the planet. the planets closest shave with a rock of that size says records were kept back in the early 90's. the asteroid, da14, big enough to generate a force equivalent to two and a half million
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